HIGH SCHOOL HONORS AWARDS RECIPIENTS
HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
President: Holden Mundorf
Vice President: Lindsey Boes
Secretary: Hayes Hammond
Treasurer: Taylor Battershaw
Inductees for 2021-2022
NHS Scholarship of $500.00 went to Lindsey Boes
VCS Foundation Scholarship Winners that will each receive a college scholarship for $1000.00 were as follows: Gunnar Battershaw, Lindsey Boes, Sarah Butler, Renee Fisbeck, Courtny Morgan, Sean Springer, & Kaylee Wenig.
TeamMates scholarship award of $500.00 each went to: Grace Kelber & Jace Patterson
Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Awards were also given to: Jenalee Garwood, Caden Hein, Connor Kreutner & Sean Springer.
The Voice of Democracy Award with $75.00 went to Grace Maunu for her essay on “America, Where do we go from here”.
The VFW Teacher of the year award was presented to Mrs. Melissa Pilakowski by Rex Gallino and Jim Edwards.
The Academic All-State Award is a prestigious award that recognizes students for their academic achievements while participating in NSAA activities. NSAA high schools may nominate a maximum of two students for each NSAA activity program in which the school participates. To be considered for this award, a student must be considered a “differencemaker” in an NSAA activity, contributing significantly to the school’s activities program. Honorees must attain at least a 93% cumulative grade point average on a 100% scale.NSAA Academic All-State Awards are as follows:
Girls Golf – Becca McGinley & Nicole Williams
Cross Country – MaKenzie Long, Grace Maunu, Lex Larsen, Grant Springer
Volleyball – Lindsey Boes, Emma Richards
Football – Gunnar Battershaw, Bryan Keller
Play Production- Renee Fisbeck & Madelyn Pilakowski
Wrestling – Ashton Lurz, Lee Major, Emma Richards
Girls Basketball – Kimber McGinley, Malika Monroe, & Ava Reagle
Boys Basketball – Connor Kreutner & Jack Lancaster
Speech – Lindsey Boes & Sarah Butler
Girls Track & Field – MaKenzie Long & Becca McGinley
Boys Track & Field – Gunnar Battershaw & Dylan Haase
Boys Golf – Logan Muirhead & Sean Springer
Music – Grace Maunu & Sean Springer
Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Danielle Arganbright Spark Plug Award, which was given by Mr. Cronin to Miss Kasy Epke. This is a yearly award given out and passed down from one year to the next.
The only student having perfect attendance from August 15, 2021 through May 5, 2022: was a Juniors: .James Woodraska
The following have missed one day or less of school this year:
Freshman: Wambli Brown, Doc Lancaster
Sophomores: Tyler Whiting
The following missed ½ day or less: Sophomores:
Freshmen: Harvey Dean Fast Horse, Isaac Watson
Sophomores: Traven Fletcher
The following 5 Seniors missed the least amount of days throughout their 4 years at VHS and each received a gift certificate for $25.00 at Old Mill:
Tyson Welch 3 abs
Ethan Kespert 4 abs
Tessa Krolikowski 6.4 abs
Sean Springer 7.8 abs
Dylan Haase 8.1 abs
The following Seniors received a certificate for taking at least 12 college credits from Mid Plains Community College during their 4 years at Valentine High School: Gunar Battershaw, Lindsey Boes, Benjamin Butcher, Sarah Butler, Renee Fisbeck, Conner Fowler, Fayth From, Steven Fullerton, Matt Gibson, Hayes Hammond, Cameron Jordan, Sophia Jordan, Grace Kelber, Dakota Krogman, Tessa Krolikowski, MaKenzie Long, Becca McGinley, Cody Miller, Courtny Morgan, Holden Mundorf
Outstanding Algebra 1 & 1B Awards:
The most Positive Number Award goes to Iyanna Burnette someone who brings positive energy to the classroom.
The Perfect Number Award goes to a student who displays excellence and had a 97% the first semester and has maintained a 100% this semester goes to Tacey From.
The Over Estimation Award goes to a student who has gone above and beyond in the classroom earning above a 95% the first semester and a 100% this semester goes to Titus Maunu
The Number Cruncher Award goes to a student who is hardworking and dedicated. She had a 98% 1st semester and has a 100% this semester. Emma Kreutner
The Human Calculator Award goes to a student that had a 100% for the first semester and currently has a 100% for the 2nd semester. This is a student who if he doesn’t understand has always asked questions and has been a help to his classmates, this student is Doc Lancaster!
Consumer Math:The Leading Coefficient Award goes to Alyssa Hockenbary who presents herself as a leader in the classroom.
The Positive Slope award goes to a student who is compassionate and lifted up his classmates when they needed help. This award goes to Ian Slama.
Outstanding Algebra 1A: Courtney Billings & Wambli Brown
Outstanding Algebra II: Mekallyn Bancroft, Grant Boes, Addison Kierl, Alexis Long, Grace Maunu, Sheldyn Rodgers, Grant Springer
Outstanding Geometry: John Fulton
Outstanding Precalculus Students – Cassius Browning and Jack Lancaster
Outstanding Statistics Student: Taylor Battershaw
Outstanding Math Concepts: Sage Schrunk
Outstanding Calculus: Sean Springer
SOCIAL STUDIES AWARDS
Outstanding World Geography student of the Year: Emma Kreutner
Outstanding American Government Students: Tessa Krolikowski & Lindsey Boes
American History Outstanding Students of the Year: Grace Maunu, Taylor Battershaw, Sheldyn Rodgers,
Jack Lancaster, and James Woodraska
World History Outstanding Student of the Year: Will Sprenger
Sociology Outstanding Student of the Year: Ian Slama
Psychology Outstanding Student of the Year: Emma Richards
Outstanding Chemistry Awards went to: Mekallyn Bancroft and Sheldyn Rodgers
Applied Chemistry – Malika Monroe
Outstanding Physical Science: John Lloyd Fulton & Marybelle Ward
Outstanding Physiology Students: Tessa Krolikowski
Outstanding Advanced Biology – MaKenzie Long & Taylor Battershaw
Outstanding Biology – Grant Springer
Outstanding Med Terms & Health Careers: Tessa Krolikowski, Becca McGinley, Emma Richards, Saylor Biltoft, & Kaylee Wenig
Outstanding Spanish 1 students: Grant Springer and Kaetryn Bancroft
Memrise Queen – Iyanna Burnette
Spanish 2 outstanding students- Those receiving Certificates of Academic Excellence were students that earned a 95% or better in each of the first 3 quarters of the 2021-22 Academic Year are as follows: Taylor Battershaw, Cassius Browning, Lainey Egelhoff, McKenna Elliott, Bryan Keller, Jack Lancaster, Ashton Lurz, & Sheldyn Rodgers.
Those receiving Certificates of Spanish Proficiency were students who tested at the Intermediate level on at least one of the AAPPL test sections and are as follows: Cassius Browning, Grace Maunu, Malika Monroe, Jackson Ravenscroft, Sheldyn Rodgers, Ashton Dehart, & Logan Mayhew.
Varsity Letter Winners: Marybelle Ward, Finely Mosner, Grace Maunu, Kaylee Hanson, Lindsey Boes, & Sarah Butler
Outstanding Novice Speaker: Marybelle Ward
Outstanding Varsity Speaker: Lindsey Boes
Nicole Williams received H&R Block’s Business / FBLA Senior of the Year ($1,000 Scholarship)
Armani Koltz received awards for Microsoft Office Specialist Expert (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, & Outlook 2019 Certifications), & Best of the West – 5th Personal Finance
Ian Slama received the Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), & Best of the West – 1st Marketing & Best of the West – 3rd Interview
Tanner Yager, People’s Choice Award
Makenzie Ward & Nicole Williams – Dedication Award for their work on the Badger Den.
Titus Maunu, Microsoft Word Certification & PowerPoint Certification
Finley Mosner, Best of the West – 3rd Financial Math, Best of the West – 2nd Economics
Kaylee Hanson, Best of the West – 5th Intro to Business
Kennedie Assman, Best of the West – 4th Business Communications
Marybelle Ward, Best of the West – 5th Financial Math
Lindsey Boes, Best of the West – 4th Business Calculations & Most Business Classes
Zoe O’Keefe, Pushing Forward & Business Plan received $750.00 in Chamber Bucks
Finley Mosner, Business Plan received $250.00 in Chamber Bucks
Preston Stoeger, Business Plan received $100.00 in Chamber Bucks
Receiving the Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge placing 5th at Regionals were: Grace Kelber, Maddy Pilakowski, Steven Fullerton, Kaylee Wenig,
Receiving the Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge placing 1st at Regionals & 3rd at State were: Gunnar Battershaw,
Jack Lancaster, Mataya Morrison, & Nicole Williams. These students received $200.00 for their efforts and a $200.00 scholarship for UNK.
CNA Certification awards were received by: Makenzie Long, Kailee Kellum, & Jaiden Welch
Receiving awards for Cool Experience were: Gunnar Battershaw, Tessa Krolilowski, & Courtny Morgan
Receiving the Responsibility Award were: Tagg Buechle, Lindsey Boes, Ashton Dehart, Kassity Denbo, Renee Fisbeck, Hayes Hammond, Drake Janssen, Cameron Jordan, Sophia Jordan, Grace Kelber, Dakota Krogman, Cody Miller, Holden Mundorf, Tobin Olson, Emma Richards, & Nicole Williams.
Rome Kills received the Courage to Open New Doors Award.
Grady Russell received the Integrity Award.
Heritage Arts- Haydon Mudge, Akosha Ward, and Lakeisha Enriquez
Art 1-Joslyn Yarbrough, Marybelle Ward, Jenalee Garwood, and Talia Wenig
Studio Art-Sarah Butler
Digital Art-Brooke Henkenius and Alexis Borer
Southwest Conference Art Award-Talia Wenig
BROADCASTING AWARDS from Danielle Arganbright
The Big Cheese goes to a student who has a lot of power and influence in the class, Holden Mundorf.
The Class Act Award goes to a student who displays excellence, Preston Stoeger.
The Dress to Impress Award goes to a student whose dress always makes an impression, Lexi Long.
The Larger than Life award goes to a student who attracts attention because they are very impressive in behavior or personality, Conner Fowler.
The Nice as Pie award goes to a student who is extremely pleasant and always polite, Kinsey Buechle.
The tower of strength award goes to a student who is very helpful and supportive during difficult times, Ciana Colvin.
The Sharp as a tack award goes to a student who is very clever and always knows what is going on, Jessa Klabenes.
The recipients of the 2022 Student Council Scholarship are: Lindsey Boes, Dakota Krogman & Holden Mundorf.
Mock Trial members receiving certificates are as follows:
Quiz Bowl team members receiving certificates were:
Outstanding English 1 Students – Sirayah Clifford, Thane Taylor, Doc Lancaster, Savannah Fullerton, Talia Wenig, Tryston Gaver
Outstanding English 1 Writers: Tacey From, Neeley Cronin, Emma Kreutner, Jenalee Garwood, Talia Wenig, Andon Olson
Outstanding Applied Comm 12 Students- James Brown & Ashton Dehart
Outstanding Speech and Theatre Students- James Woodraska
Outstanding English 3 Students– Taylor Battershaw, Lainey Egelhoff, Grace Maunu & Sheldyn Rodgers
Top College Composition students: Lindsey Boes, Sarah Butler, & Emma Richards
Applied Communications scholar of the year: Lakeisha Enriquez
Applied Communications best attitude of the year: Cate Salters and Anthony Gillette
Applied Communications effort award: Claudia Conroy
Sophomore English scholar of the year: Grant Springer
Sophomore English best attitude of the year: Tatiana Williams
Sophomore English effort award: Kaylee Hanson, Addison Kierl, Alexis Long, Mataya Morrison
Sophomore English creative thinker award: Iyanna Burnette, Finley Mosner, Isabella Ringhoff, Sadi Osnes
Journalism leadership award: Kassity Denbo and Sadi Osnes
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARDS: Tacey From, Marybelle Ward, John Fulton, & Brayden Battershaw.
Outstanding Actors – James Woodraska & Hayden Larabee
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Haydon Mudge
Outstanding Actresses – Emma Richards & Renee Fisbeck
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Lindsey Boes
Outstanding Newcomer – Titus Maunu
Outstanding Crew Members – Sean Springer & Kaylee Hanson
Those that lettered –Drama Cast and Crew 2020-2021:
VHS Music Booster Awards: The following Seniors were recognized for participating in a music class in grades 6-12. Along with their certificate, they will be receiving a gift from Valentine Music Boosters. Brooke Henkeniuos, Ava Reagle, Grady Russell, & Sean Springer.
John Phillips Sousa Award- Grady Russell
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Sean Springer
The Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award Cassius Browning
Drum Major Awards: James Woodraska
Flag Corps Captain Award: Grace Maunu
MVP for Choir – Cassius Browning
National School Choral Award–Brooke Henkenius
Most Improved Singer: Iyanna Burnette
UNK Music Festival Awards–Grace Maunu, Cassius Browning, Nathan Perrett, Grant Springer, Sean Springer
High Plains Honor Choir awards went to: Sean Springer (4 Years), Nathan Perrett (3 years), Grace Maunu, Marybelle Ward, Grant Springer
Band: Saylor Biltoft, James Woodraska, Caitlynn Mack, Finley Mosner, Grant Springer
Choir: Marybelle Ward, Iyanna Burnette, Mariah Welliver, Grace Maunu, Jessica Reynolds, Cassius Browning, Titus Maunu, Kadon Wenig,
District Music Awards: Band–Superior Rating, Choir – Superior Rating
Men’s Group– consisting of Tyson Welch, Nathan Perrett, Cassius Browning, Titus Maunu, Grady Russell & Kadon Wenig received a Superior Rating
Nathan Perrett and Jojo Jordan–Vocal Duet Superior Rating
Grace Maunu and Marybelle Ward–Vocal Duet Superior Rating
Brass Sextet–Superior Rating with Pizza Party: Finley Mosner, Caitlynn Mack, Quinton Nelson, Sean Springer, Grant Springer, & Tyson Welch
Vocal Solos:–Superior Ratings: Marybelle Ward, Grace Maunu, &Titus Maunu
Instrumental Solos–Superior Rating
Piano Solo: Cassius Browning, received an outstanding performance award.
The following students earned the Southwest Conference Fine Arts Award: Talia Wenig, Neeley Cronin, Jenalee Garwood, Sarah Butler, Harvey Dean Fast Horse, & Savannah Fullerton
STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED SCHOLASTIC LETTERS
According to our records these students are eligible to receive a scholastic letter for maintaining a 90% average for the last semester of the 2020-2021 school year and the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year